Frank Sinatra’s New York Apartment Sold For $5 Million
Frank Sinatra’s New York apartment is a 3,200-square-foot place in the Edgewater co-op on the Upper East Side.
Sold for about $5 million, the place has a terrace and roof deck with view to the East River.
The three-level apartment has been on and off the market for several years now. It was listed with Suzanne Miller, Senada Fici and Max Davis of Empire State Properties for $4.995 million.
Eventually they sold to the buyer, who was represented by Maureen McCafferty of the Corcoran Group, for $4.93 million.
According the James Kaplan, the author of the forthcoming biography “Sinatra: The Chairman”, the apartment was bought by the singer in 1962 and it was newly built.
The singer lived there occasionally, because he had another place on the West Coast, and he only used it when he was in New York.
Mr. Kaplan said: “There were some pretty wild parties there,” he said, noting that Mr. Sinatra and his guests had a penchant for throwing champagne glasses off the roof. Mr. Sinatra’s estate declined to comment.
Since Sinatra lived there, the apartment has not been renovated. One owner did an extensive renovation, adding two glass staircases.
Other than that, some wood inlay floors and a stone-clad fireplace in the living room, have been added. Bar seating in the open-plan kitchen is adjacent to the dining area.
Mr. Mitchell, who is moving into the apartment from a Brooklyn brownstone, said he purchased the home for the views and space, not because of its history.
“The Sinatra thing was very interesting,” he said. “It’s a nice piece of history to have. But it wasn’t part of the purchase inspiration.”
Legendary crooner and actor Sinatra, who died in 1998 at 82, owned the pad while he was married to actress Mia Farrow.
“So not only is this apartment in an amazing location with a former celebrity as a previous owner, but it even still looked like it did when he lived there.”
This is just one like those celebrities homes that are super expensive because they’ve lived there.
What do you think? Would you have purchased this place?